“Blessed is the soul so wounded by love… the more the soul loves, the more it desires love, and the greater its suffering, the greater its healing.” – St. Columban
“To suffer lovingly is to suffer no longer. To flee from the cross is to be crushed beneath its weight. We should pray for a love of the cross – then it will become sweet.” – St. John Vianney
“Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.” ~ St. John of the Cross
“If God is, why is there evil? But if God is not, why is there good?” – St. Augustine
“To live well is to pray well.” – St. Augustine
“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.” – St. Francis De Sales
“He is not merely the source of our wisdom, our righteousness, our sanctification, and our redemption; He is our wisdom, our righteousness, our sanctification, and our redemption. We are so shocked to find these abstractions incarnated and made concretely real in Jesus.” – Jesus-Shock by Peter Kreeft
“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid. All things are passing. God alone never changes. Patience gains all things. If you have God, you will want for nothing. God alone suffices.” – St. Teresa of Avila
“How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing, it is irresistible.” – C.S.Lewis
”I have only contempt for the world’s threats, I find its blessings laughable. I have no fear of poverty, no desire for wealth. I am not afraid of death nor do I long to live, except for your good. I concentrate therefore on the present situation, and I urge you, my friends, to have confidence.” – Saint John Chrysostom
“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” – Mark Twain
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” – Mother Teressa
“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.” – Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Jesus meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine!
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.